American Revolution

American Revolution

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  • Sugar Act (1764)
  • Stamp Act (1765)
  • Boston Massacre (1776)
  • A revenue raising act passed by the Parliament of Great Britain on April 5, 1764. The act was meant to "defray the expenses of defending, protecting, and securing the colonies."
  • Boston Tea Party (1773)
  • Required all legal documents, permits, commercial contracts, news, papers, wills, and pamphlets to carry a tax stamp.
  • Intolerable Acts (1774)
  • A heavy British Army presence in Boston led to a tense situation that boiled over into brawls between soldiers and civilians. The outary over the deals helped spark the rebellion in some American colonies.
  • Declaration of Independence (1776)
  • December 16, 1775 officals refused to return 3 ships full of tea to Britain. Colonists threw the tea into the Boston Harbor as a symbol of resistance. Colonists rejected the Tea Act due to them believing it violated their rights.
  • A series of 5 laws passed by the British Parliament. The acts were issued in direct response to the Boston Tea Party. As tension escalated the American Revolutionary war broke out the following year.
  • The Declaration of Independence is a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776 (also USA's birthday). Which announced that the 13 American colonists then at war with Great Britain  were now independent states, written by Thomas Jefferson. 
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